Henry set for Arsenal return
Sky Sports sources understand Thierry Henry has been offered the chance to rejoin Arsenal and is poised to agree a two-month loan deal.
Last Updated: 31/12/11 6:53am
Sky Sports sources understand Thierry Henry has been offered the chance to rejoin Arsenal and is poised to agree a two-month loan deal in the next 48 hours.
Speculation about the possibility of Henry re-signing for the Gunners has been building since he linked up with Arsene Wenger's squad for training at the end of the Major League Soccer season.
Wenger initially insisted that he had no plans to bring in Henry on loan, with his French compatriot merely keeping fit during the winter before returning to New York Red Bulls.
However, the Arsenal manager has softened that stance in recent days and admitted before Christmas that he was thinking about trying to reach an agreement with the striker.
It is now understood that a deal is on the table and Henry could accept by Saturday, allowing him to start the New Year back at the Emirates Stadium.
Henry is the all-time leading goalscorer for the Gunners following a hugely successful eight-year stint in North London earlier in his career.
He left for Barcelona in 2007 before heading across the Atlantic last year, but he has maintained his form and is now set to return to the Premier League.
A number of Arsenal's players have stated their desire to see Henry link up with the club once again, and if a deal is finalised he may be asked to play a key role.
Wenger's attacking options will be depleted when Marouane Chamakh and Gervinho leave for the African Cup of Nations.
The new MLS season does not kick off until March and Henry could feature in a number of mouth-watering fixtures, including the clash with Premier League champions Manchester United on 22nd January, the North London derby at home to Tottenham on 26th February and both legs of the UEFA Champions League tie against AC Milan.